"The Next Truthful Moment"
Anyway, Rose asks whether a man who's deceived the public about his health should run for re-election. Sheen replies, like a true politician, "I don't really think it's deception; he's been less than honest about certain..." The cast cracks up, especially Spencer. Spencer has a fantastic, big, warm smile that we rarely get to see him pull out on Leo's behalf. Maybe in season three, something really wonderful and great could happen for Leo. Maybe he could hook up with someone sweet. (Josh's widowed mother? Oh, don't get your knickers in a Gordian knot. I'm just playing with you.) Schiff laughs and Whitford shakes his head. Sheen mentions that the MS hasn't incapacitated Bartlet. Schiff says, "This is why Presidents don't come on and talk casually." Sheen goes on to start to say something about the (at the time) unaired finale, as Schiff and Spencer make muttering sounds of the ixnay-on-the-oilerspay talk. Sheen is like a big irrepressible kid. Schiff continues trying to dissuade Sheen from whatever he's planning to say, but Sheen carries on, saying, "He never dreamed he would win! When he started in the primaries, he was a little voice in a big arena. They were beatin' the hell out of him and he didn't have a prayer! And he just started talking..." Schiff interjects, "It was a pretty major oversight, however, as Toby responded to in that episode." He says it became a deception by oversight. Sorkin says he agrees, adding: "I need to jump in and say, that what we're talking about, you guys haven't seen the final cut of tomorrow night's episode." Rose butts in, saying they've seen the script. Dude, shut up and let your guests talk. You don't know more than they do about their work. Aaron explains that "some things have been lifted out" due to time restrictions, and promises, "I will do it again in a different way at the beginning of next season." That should be interesting. Schiff looks surprised and intrigued, as does Whitford, who asks, "Why are you telling us this...on TV?" Sorkin replies, "Because it was the only thing that was going to stop everyone thinking..." He says a little bit more than that but it's impossible to get over the laughter and joking that ensues.